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Internship Program for Master's Students

The internship is a critical component of the Higher Education master’s program in the Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education (CSHPE). Internships provide an opportunity for students to engage in integral hands-on work experience that complements the knowledge they gain through coursework.

During their first year, master’s students have the opportunity to expand their skill base by engaging in professional practice across a wide array of functional areas. Students typically pursue an internship during the following summer and fall as well, although this is optional. The internship program includes sites that provide experience in research and program evaluation, curriculum development, academic program management, student affairs and services, and other areas.

Full-time students enrolled in the CSHPE master’s degree program are expected to complete a two-semester paid internship in a professional placement related to higher education, either at the University of Michigan or another postsecondary institution. The graduate internship is a part-time position in which students work an average 10-20 hours per week. CSHPE internships pay a minimum of $19 an hour, with a recommended wage of $20-23. They do not provide tuition remission or health insurance.

Recent internship sites that participated in placement are below:

Academic Success Program (Athletics)
African Studies Center
Alumni Association
Barger Leadership Institute
Beyond the Diag Program
Center for Academic Innovation
Center for Campus Involvement
Center for Educational Outreach (CEO)
Center for Engineering Diversity & Outreach (CEDO)
Center for the Education of Women+ (CEW+)
Central Student Government
Community Action and Social Change (CASC)
Engineering Advising Center, 1st Gen Engin Program
Fraternity and Sorority Life
Ginsberg Center for Community Service and Learning
Global Scholars Program
Honors and Engagement Programs in the College of Engineering
Intergroup Relations (IGR)
Language Resource Center (LRC)
LSA Opportunity Hub
LSA Undergraduate Education
Mentorship and Transfer Connections Programs
Michigan Engineering Zone (MEZ)
Michigan Hillel
Michigan Research and Discovery Scholars (MRADS)
National Center for Institutional Diversity (NCID)
Office of Enrollment Management
Office of Global Activities in the School of Social Work
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Orientation and Welcome to Michigan
Marsal Family School of Education Office of Student Affairs
School of Information, Student Life
Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center (SAPAC)
School of Information, Academic Programs and Advising Intern
Spectrum Center
Sweetland Center for Writing
Trotter Multicultural Center
University Career Center
University Housing
Women in Science and Engineering Residence Program (WISE RP)

For further information about the CSHPE master’s internship program, please contact Dr. Katherine Madden ([email protected]).

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